Collection 1994.24 - Billy Edmund collection

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Billy Edmund collection

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1994.24

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  • c. 1994 - c. 1994 (Creation)
    Creator
    Edmund, Billy

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5 carvings

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(1960-)

Biographical history

Billy Edmund was born off-reserve in Bella Coola, British Columbia, 5 December 1960. He is a member of the Carrier Nation; his father is from Ulkatcho near Anahim Lake and his mother is Cheslatta. After losing some fingers in an industrial accident, his artistic training began in 1986 under Master Carver Randy Adams. He completed a carving workshop with Master Carver Ron Sebastian in Prince George, and has studied at Emily Carr College of Art & Design in Vancouver. He completed a large cedar mural depicting the flood of Cheslatta Ancestral Lands by Alcan for a private patron. He has sold other private collections to Victoria, Regina, and Europe. Some of his pieces have been commissioned for presentation to well-known Native leaders, including Elijah Harper of Manitoba, Wendy Grant of Vancouver and Mary John of Stoney Creek. In art classes he teaches in various school districts around the province, he demonstrates his craft and explains his styles and tools. Over the years he has developed his own style of design using only handmade traditional carving tools. Edmund was one of the first artists to donate art to UNBC

Custodial history

Donated by the artist to UNBC "for the enjoyment and inspiration of students while they research and study" (Billy Edmund) in August 1994.

Scope and content

Collection consists of 5 yellow cedar carvings by Billy Edmund. The three unpainted carvings are entitled "Raven," "Flying Hawk," and "Raven, Bear, Salmon and Beaver Totem." The final two carvings, both entitled "Salmon," are painted in red, black and teal.

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Accession # 1994.24

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Also inventoried on UNBC Art Inventory

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1994.24

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